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Northeast AgEnhancement Grant

Farm Credit East


Each year, Northeast agricultural credit associations and CoBank award grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to help organizations promote awareness and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products in the six New England states, New York and New Jersey. Since its inception in 1996, the Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program has awarded more than two million dollars in grants to organizations across the Northeast. Learn more about the projects we support and what some of the recipients say about the AgEnhancement Grants


Eligible projects are ones that promote and strengthen the agriculture, forest products or commercial fishing industries in any of the following ways:

  • Development of young and beginning farmers

  • Encourage leadership

  • Develop a greater understanding of agriculture

  • Recognize the accomplishments of ag leaders

  • Study the economic viability of agriculture

  • Promote interest in the industry

  • Impact the Northeast (statewide and regional projects also eligible)

The following projects are not eligible:

  • County or local school projects

  • Programs and projects of non-agricultural charities

  • Contributions for political support purposes, scholarships or memberships in professional societies or trade organizations

  • General operating funds and ongoing program support

  • Support for website administration and enhancement

  • Capital or building projects

  • Projects for an individual or individual farm operation

  • Funding for annual state meetings general business or corporate meetings or regularly scheduled conferences 

  • Indirect costs associated with sponsored projects


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Farm Credit East

Financial Instrument


Minimum Award Amount

January 1, 500

Maximum Award Amount


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liz west

Updated January 28, 2021

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